SmmSwDispatch2Protocol - Registering an SMI - Can't find protocol with OVMF

Simon McMillan


Trying to register a SMI in my custom SMM module I'm running into issues.

Before registering the SMI, the code looks for the specific protocol this way:
Status = gSmst->SmmLocateProtocol(
DEBUG ( (EFI_D_INFO, "SmmSwDispatch2Protocol Status: 0x%x\n", Status) );

Unfortunately, while starting OVMF, boot hangs and the following
message appears:
SmmSwDispatch2Protocol Status: 0xE
ASSERT_EFI_ERROR (Status = Not Found)

Adding gEfiSmmSwDispatch2ProtocolGuid to the Depex section of my INF
file doesn't solve the issue, in fact it prevents the custom code from
being loaded at all.

For info in OVMF, I simply added a reference to the inf file in the
DSC file, so that my custom code is built along OVMF:


OVMF is built with the following options:

Then the SMM module is converted to the right format and injected
manually with UEFITool.

Would anyone be of help with this situation? Or could give me advice
of what would be wrong or missing?

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